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8 Oct 2015

The new Noro yarns for fall are A La Mode and Shinroyoku.

Y-1031 in A La Mode from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2 Y-1022 in A La Mode from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2 Y-1020 in Shinroyoku from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2

A La Mode is a yarn in solid colors, knit at 4 - 4.5 sts/inch. While supplies last, get a free copy of World of Nature A-W 14-15 with your A La Mode purchase! 65% wool, 25% mohair, 10% nylon.  $10.00/50gm, 109yd skein.

Shinroyoku is a 70% wool, 30% silk aran weight yarn. If you like more subtle shadings in Noro yarns, this one is great. Some of the colors will make great men's sweaters! $20.00/100gm, 198yd skein.

The two sweaters above in A La Mode and one in Shinroyoku are from Noro World of Nature 38: Akita 2. This new pattern book includes 12 designs altogether, mostly written for smaller sizes, but with simple enough shapes to enlarge if you need to.

28 Aug 2015

Euro Baby Book 120. Jenny Watson's KaleidoscopeI have been attempting to offer some exciting new acrylic lines to go along with all my wool lines. Kaleidoscope is a new chunky acrylic yarn in the Euro Baby line. 100% acrylic, knit on size 9-11 US needles, and packaged in large, reasonably priced skeins. $10.00/200gm, 203yd skein.

The supporting pattern book is also in stock, featuring 14 garments and accessories designed by Jenny Watson for women & children.


26 Aug 2015

Gallium Knee SocksAnother new yarn for fall is Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine. This is a fingering weight version of Herriot, 75% baby alpaca for softness & 25% nylon for strength. $22.00/100gm, 461yd skein.

Six new patterns for Herriot Fine are now in stock, including the Gallium Knee Socks shown here. Most of the patterns feature open work or lace details. The patterns also include women's cardigans, colorwork tam & mittens, a smoke ring, and a shawl.


25 Aug 2015

Peace Sweater front viewDaleGarn has just released the Peace Sweater as a free download on Ravelry or DaleGarn North America for a limited time. This was originally a ready-to-wear design and features a fitted waist, stand up collar, front-placket zipper, and buttoned cuffs.

The Peace Sweater is knit in 2 colors of Baby Ull. The version here is shown in #0017 & 3841.Peace Sweater back view Several alternative colorways are suggested in the pattern. Yarn for all these colorways is currently in stock.

Finished sizes: 34.5", 37", 39.75", 42", 44.5"
use 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 balls MC
and 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 balls CC
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19 Aug 2015

The new fall yarns have been arriving all month, including new colors and weights of old favorites; some exciting new acrylic lines to go with all my wool lines; and just today, the new fall colors of Arne & Carlos Design Line sock yarn.

The Arne & Carlos Spring colors sold out the week they arrived and have not been available from my supplier since! The new colors are darker than the spring colors. Regia yarn is the hardest wearing sock yarn I sell. $17.50/100gm, 460yd ball...get yours before it sells out again!


22 Jul 2015

Years ago I sold Wendy yarns and really liked the yarns, but over time their wool yarns were no long available from my suppliers. Recently a sales rep was in selling Wendy yarns, and they are shipped directly from the UK. Yeah! I placed a small order to get started: the Wendy Guernsey, Ramsdale, and Traditional Aran.

Traditional Aran is 100% British wool. Ramsdale is made from 100% Yorkshire wool and also dyed, spun and balled in Yorkshire, England.

The white hat above is the Traditional Aran, and the blue is Ramsdale. Both were nice knits! So happy the yarns are available again! Will dig around and see if I have a Guernsey wool sample knit from the past, if not will need to get a sample of that made up also.

The great thing about this company is they have lots of traditional aran patterns available - a few have come in, and more are on knitting aran designs!